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Re: Oppose DRM ! Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Timothy B. Terriberry <tterriberry@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:09:26 -0800
Message-ID: <510856A6.3060706@mozilla.com>
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
Andreas Kuckartz wrote:
> Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ):
>> Also, why do people insist that drm is incompatible with foss? Yes, today's
>
> I consider it impossible to do that while keeping the software open
> until the opposite is proven.

So Sun Microsystems designed such a system a few years back: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_DReaM

I never looked into the technical details, and the project was killed 
after the Oracle acquisition, but there's a proof point of something at 
least _claiming_ to provide DRM without security-through-obscurity. I 
agree with Roc's sentiments expressed elsewhere in this thread: an 
unbounded set of black boxes will not produce interoperability between 
and among both UAs and content providers. The reasons for objecting to 
proceeding to FPWD are that the authors have not even tried, nor shown 
any intention of trying, to document those black boxes, and this seems 
unlikely to change.
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